Originally Posted by Marengo
I was wondering if anybody knows why Albert & Paola/ the court came up with the idea of them getting married at the Vatican instead of in Belgium. And why it became such a big issue in Belgium and esp. why Princess Lilian was blamed for all this.
In the end they married in Brussels btw.
The then former King Leopold III cooked this up behind the backs of the government,he wanted the wedding at the Vatican,
but as officials got wind of it,there was a riot as to the mingling of Leopold wasn't appreciated in Belgium,at all as Leopold wasn't
popular and as Albert was an Heir (-Presumptive),the government had decided he should marry in Brussels.The Pope then kindly/
diplomatically denied a wedding at the Vatican.
Think Lilian was held responsible for scheming/mingling in,as she probably did as she always did to "pump up her volume".